Monday, March 19, 2018

***** Denison Environmental Orientation *****

Our annual orientation with Denison Environmental is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, at 1:30 pm at the Denison Environmental office at 1 Horne Walk.  The session will last about half an hour, depending on questions and discussion.  It is recommended that all members who might visit the mine sites, attend the orientation, especially those that are hike leaders.  The past orientations completed in 2017 are now expired and Denison Environmental has advised that we should complete the orientations before our next site visit.  If you are unable to attend on the 28th, but wish to do so at a later date, we can book a second session in April. Please call or text Laura at 827-1065 only if you cannot attend on Mar 28 and wish to attend an alternate session.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Please bring your completed sign up sheets to the General meeting next week or the Hike Leaders' meeting on the 27th.  If you cannot attend and want to hand in your sheet(s), please call or text Astrid at 849-3879 to arrange pickup/drop off.  Thanks!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Rooster Rock 2018-03-08

Five intrepid hikers made their way down to Rooster Rock, led by Grant and Sirje.  After a false start we found a new way to get down and were rewarded with spectacular views of “The Rock”.  Perfect weather and a hike that offers views only in the winter.  A great day!

Photos and text by Jackie

Sunday, March 11, 2018

**** It's Come to Meeting Time plus Pizza Social & Gear Swap! *****

This is a reminder about the upcoming General Meeting Tuesday, March 20, 2018.   All members are invited to attend.  

Meeting time is 7're invited for a pizza social and a gear swap before the meeting!  Now you're asking yourself, what's this going to cost me...and the answer is...NOTHING, NADA, RIEN.  How's that for an end of Winter treat??  

Now for the gear swap, here’s how it goes…
a)    If you have outdoor gear to sell/swap/giveaway, please come to the meeting trailer at 5:45pm or contact Laura at 705-827-1065 to arrange for pickup.         Outdoor gear can be anything.  This is a great time to de-clutter and make some cash.   For example:   hiking clothing, jackets, boots, packs,           snowshoes, and camping gear.    If you have large gear ( eg roof racks, canoe, kayak, trailer, bikes, etc) you can  bring a photo of it.  Please label your outdoor gear with your name and asking price.   
b)    If you are interested to buy outdoor gear, please  arrive at 6pm for best selection and don’t forget to bring cash or cheques.

The meeting location is the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club clubhouse, located at #700 Highway 108.  After you've turned off the highway, keep to the right.  You'll pass the Rod and Gun club on the right.  The clubhouse is straight ahead.  It's the building with the wheelchair ramp.  

We want to make sure we have enough food for everyone, so if you plan to come for pizza at 6 pm, please text or call Laura at 705-827-1065 or call Art at 705-461-9151.   

If you're only attending the meeting, no need to call.  
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Friday, March 09, 2018

Algoma Paddlers New Blog!

Check out Algoma Paddlers' new blog for club updates and event calendar

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

More Winterfest

What a beautiful day for the Winterfest.  We had about 49 come out and snowshoe.Then they had a hotdog and a hot chocolate.So nice to see people out and about.😀.  PHOTOS courtesy Tana

Cinder Lake Road 2018-02-27

Was a beautiful day for a hike,we had 19 come out.Its always nice to get out in the fresh air.  PHOTOS courtesy Tana  (with apologies for the delay getting it posted!)

Milliken Mine Road 2018-03-05

After much consideration on where to lead todays hike because of the ice buildup on trails and roads Donna decided it was a road walk on Milliken Road from the sanctuary to the gate to fire tower lookout and return.

Eight of us enjoyed the blue sky and sunshine, waters are beginning to wind their way through the snow and long shadows casting appearance in the snow...all signs pointing to spring.  We had a snack when we reached the gates going up to the fire tower lookout....the 4.8 km walk was enjoyed by all.  PHOTOS courtesy Donna

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Winterfest 2018 updated

  49 guests joined us for our annual winterfest snowshoe stroll.  This event would not be possible without the great effort put in by all our members.  Thank you for all who helped make this a special day and also a big thanks to the ATV club for the loan of their clubhouse. PHOTOS courtesy Emily

Thursday, March 01, 2018